Tourvest has developed a new luxury tented camp in Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park.
Called Lemala Mpingo Ridge, the camp will open its doors to the public on 1 July 2018 and is the second luxury camp in the Lemala collection, after Kuria Hills Lodge in the Serengeti, to be developed in Tanzania, with another scheduled for opening in the Central Serengeti in October.
Lemala Mpingo Ridge sits on the edge of an escarpment, offering views of the perennial Tarangire River and valley below. The main lodge has a large lounge and bar, an indoor and outdoor dining area, a spa and a swimming pool.
The 15 tented suites have been position to maximise privacy and views, and also take advantage of the cooling breezes on hot days.
“The tents feature en-suite bathrooms, private decks, sunken outside lounges that convert to afternoon siesta beds, while a private outside bathtub and outdoor shower provide the much-needed relaxation required after a day out on safari,” says Leanne Haigh, Chief Executive of the East African arm of Tourist’s Accommodation and Activities division, adding that eight new custom-designed, open-sided game drive vehicles will be delivered to Tourvest’s Lemala lodges in July.
Tourvest also manages the Lemala Kili Villas in Arusha (in sight of Mount Kilimanjaro), and the Lemala seasonal camps in the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater.
“Tarangire is the sixth largest national park in Tanzania and offers beautiful scenery, including classic African savannahs, green hills, woodland and rivers. It is famous for its large herds of elephants, diverse birdlife and giant baobab trees,” says Haigh.